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RE: Duplicate cn entries
On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 13:28, Howard Chu wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> > [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of David Smith
> > Yes, I know that. What I was trying to ask was whether
> > OpenLDAP ensures
> > that no two entries for an attribute can be identical, like so:
> > dn: cn=Johnny Doe,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
> > objectClass: person
> > cn: joe
> > cn: joe
> > sn: Doe
> > >From my tests, I can get the above to work with ldap_modify and
> > ldap_mod_add, but _not_ ldap_add. That seems inconsistent to
> > me. What is
> > the _general_ rule for duplicate, identical entries for one attribute?
> > Can they exist or not?
> This sounds like a bug in OpenLDAP 2.0, duplicate values of an attribute
> should not exist. OpenLDAP 2.1 definitely disallows this situation.
> By the way, it would help the discussion to clarify the terminology.
> "Entries" have a set of attributes. "Attributes" have a set of values. A
> statement about "no two entries for an attribute can be identical" is rather
> confusing; you should be talking about "no two values for an attribute.
Excellent. Thanks for the clarification!
> -- Howard Chu
> Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
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